Many pet health experts consider cats to be “senior” after the age of 7. If your cat has reached the age of 20, then he or she is definitely in the senior range. But what about a 32-year old cat? That’s roughly the equivalent of 144 human years! One British cat named Nutmeg reached the ripe old age of 32 before passing on in late August.
According to Nutmeg’s owners, interviewed in a recent People Magazine article, this sweet guy enjoyed very robust health for most of his long life. He lost most of his teeth and did suffer a stroke back in 2015, but he recovered and went on to live two more years. His owners, a couple with no children, considered Nutmeg to be their child. “We both feel like our hearts have been ripped out. He was our little boy,” they said. Anyone who’s ever lost a beloved pet, regardless of age, knows that feeling.
Here’s a video of Nutmeg from back in 2016. His owner lovingly refers to him as a bit of a grumpy grandpa, but it’s obvious that he was a real sweetheart!
Image of Nutmeg from Westway Veterinary Group Facebook page.